Category - Health and HIV & AIDS

AIDS Deaths in SADC

The region remains greatly affected by the HIV and AIDS pandemic and contributes a large percentage of the total global HIV/AIDS population.

Prevalence Rate of HIV in SADC By Sex, (% of Population Age 15-24 Years), 2000 – 2013

In most countries in the SADC region, the prevalence rates have either gone down or have stabilized, due to government adopting, formulating and implementing policies that seek to reduce levels of infection, encouraging behavioural change, and providing access to Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT), HIV treatment, Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT), and Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART).